On top: Author Curt Weiss by ©Ernie Sapiro Stranded in the Jungle; Jerry Nolan’s Wild Ride Q & A with Curt Weiss by Tobe Damit Intro I have read Curt Weiss’s biography of the master drummer Jerry Nolan, Stranded in the Jungle, at least seven times. Meanwhile I’ve only been able to read […]Read More Stranded with Curt Weiss
Jerry Nolan’s Wild Ride by Curt Weiss A REVIEW by TOBE DAMIT The New York Dolls were born in a city in a total wreck, therefore a perfect ground for rock’n’roll to emerge. The Dolls grew out of it just like weeds in a crack of cement. The Dolls are of the rawest band in […]Read More Stranded in the Jungle
Glam-Rock Royalty on Race Street As a co-founder of glam-rock pioneers the New York Dolls in the 1970s, Sylvain Sylvain helped make too-small girls’ clothing an acceptable part of male rockers’ wardrobes. The corkscrew-coiffed moppet played the natural foil to fellow guitarist Johnny Thunders’ haystack-haired bad boy, and their music –– equal parts early Rolling […]Read More THE NEW YORK DOLLS
”51” was a magazine that was based on the idea that New York City should be the fifty-first state of the US. This is article written by Debbie Harry, was taken from the bio Making Tracks/The Rise of Blondie published by Da Capo Press. I chose to immortalise this article on the net since it’s almost impossible […]Read More Debbie Harry in ”51” Magazine
All Star Punk Footage Here are some of my favorite documentaries, films or shorts about punk in general, a specific era, style or band. Each of them have this extra edge that somehow gave me an itch to watch them again. The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) Penelope Spheeris’ documentary on the Los Angeles punk scene. Filmed between December […]Read More Great Punk Stuff on Tape
1976-1978 CBGB’s House photographer David Godlis was eyewitness to the 1970s New York punk scene. Here’s a very small sample of what you can find i his photo souvenir book on the CBGB with an intro by Jim Jarmusch who just did a documentary about The Stooges ”Gimme Danger”. 10 Ramones Clips You Need To […]Read More CBGB’s 70’s Punk Scene by Godlis
The two books go well together, giving a representative look at the intersection of music, art, scene-making, fashion, hustling, and hanging out that made the early New York City punk scene so indelible. Vintage Photos of New York City’s 1970s Punk Playground By Mark Murrmann Two notable recent books from Glitterati Incorporated take readers […]Read More White Trash Punk Playground
A New York Dolls Story – Found Tapes: In the early 70’s Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya Beck bought a video camera and filmed around 40 hours of footage from the New-York Dolls. This is a must see!! Artist Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine The New York Dolls created punk rock before there […]Read More All Dolled Up!!